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Old August 25, 2011, 01:32 PM
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This is normal. Water can and will leave your loop, regardless of how well you make it air tight. Its not a matter of evaporation (though I doubt how well any of us seal our Res that they are actually 'air tight'), and I'm not 100% that the tubing is non-porous either. The water will break down eventually and leave the loop.

I work on this a lot with Dialysis. Obviously the mechanisms are different, but we learned about the issue in school with closed loop systems. I'd guess (napkin math pulled up from the back of my brain from school) that a closed loop water system would lose about 5% a month, but it could be higher, depending.
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